Two Florida schools awarded $2,000 each for student led teen driver safety campaigns
Doral Academy Preparatory High School in Doral/Miami and West Florida High School in Pensacola have been named in the top 25 schools across the U.S. and Canada to receive a $2,000 Project Ignition grant for 2012. Project Ignition, now in its 8th year, is a student-led teen driver safety program funded by State Farm® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council.
The program was developed because car crashes are the No. 1 killer of youth, and students at Doral Academy Prep High School and West Florida High School are working to change that devastating reality through the following teen driver safety campaigns:
If chosen at the end of the school year as one of the top 10 Project Ignition programs, schools are eligible to receive additional funding (up to $7,500) to extend their campaign and to participate in a national event where they will showcase their leadership in teen driver safety.
"As the nation's No. 1 insurer of vehicles, State Farm makes it a priority to promote teen driver safety through programs like Project Ignition," said Michal Connolly, spokesperson for State Farm. "We believe in the power of young people to make a difference and are happy to join them in promoting teen driver safety."
Interested in learning more? Visit SFProjectIgnition.com to check out the schools' winning plans and for more information about the program.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Interviews can be arranged as appropriate at upcoming check presentations or school safety campaign events.
Michal Connolly State Farm Insurance, 863-318-3088
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